But that would mean "$0", and Microsoft says that's unfair!

Story: Rumor: Microsoft offering to drop Windows Phone license fee for HTCTotal Replies: 3
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Oct 07, 2013
11:16 AM EDT
Didn't Microsoft just try to assert that Android was "unfair competition" because it didn't have a license fee?

Oct 07, 2013
1:14 PM EDT

Worry not. MS has it covered with a bonus for every phone activated as a Windows unit and Android gets wiped. So it is profitable for the manufacturer of such units* and NOT Free or even Open.

Got it? Get it.


* Just the usual wild card

* Here meaning sales outside the U.S., Canada, U.K., etc. where these units will be banned. Anyway Asia, and others are the bigger market.

Oct 07, 2013
6:44 PM EDT
I love this part of the first paragraph:

Quoting:Its first step was to develop a close relationship with Nokia;

What the author fails to mention is the part where Nokia became the undead with a pair of bite-marks in the neck...

Oct 12, 2013
12:57 PM EDT
Now, Nokia is dead and Microsoft is going to help the next sinking ships, Dell and HTC! Cannot wait to see the result!

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